Posted 5 years ago
I just bought this at a yard,oops, estate sale yesterday! It appears to be some sort of a ships stores log ? Perhaps it is just a personal log.
It is 14 inches by 6 inches and leather bound. It is unusual in that it is written in both from the front and from the back. When I say "from the back" I mean that if you hold it with the spine to your right hand and open it as you would a Japanese or Hebrew book there are entries. The middle section of the book is devoid of writing.
The back cover has the words Bristol Maine written on it. The front cover is blank.
The predominant name in the book seems to be Samuel Tucker. ???
The entries are from 1789 to the 1830's.